‘Intimate Ceremony’ Thrown For San Manuel Expansion Progress

To celebrate the topping-off of the 17th floor of the San Manuel Casino resort expansion scheme, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has hosted what it calls “an intimate ceremony.”

The socially-distant event celebrated the implementation of the final steel beam, just over 27 months after the project broke ground on July 25 , 2018.

Several tribal leaders and executive leadership spoke to the small crowd, including Ken Ramirez, chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and several business committee members.

In addition, with a three point plan outlined, the event also saw the tribe detail a revised timetable for the phased opening of the expansion.

Phase one will see the opening in the summer of next year of the casino’s expanded gaming rooms, as well as dining venues and retail outlets.

This will be followed in the winter of 2021 by the debut of the first on-site hotel in San Manuel, which will offer 429 rooms and suites, as well as additional food and drink options, a full-service spa and a pool deck with its own bar and private cabanas.

Finally, the event venue will open in 2022 for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, who have partnered with Penta Construction for the expansion project. It is estimated that the expansion will add more than 2,000 additional team members to the existing headcount of 4,500.

Ken Ramirez, chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians said: “This endeavour advances the continued development of our tribal government and economy, and as importantly, creates permanent jobs and opportunities for the region—which is our home.

“Today we take an important step toward these goals, and recognise the hard work of our team who is helping us get there. We look forward to sharing our Tribe’s vision of hospitality with our guests in this new expansion.”